On May 27, 1981, after learning there was a default hearing concerning bonds Mike's father had on our dead son I went by myself to Penobscot County Superior Court. And when an attorney neither Derald nor I knew began to argue for a reduced bail since Mike was dead. I stood up and asked if I could choose my own attorney. The judge agreed. The next day Bangor Daily News reporter Maureen Williams reported the hearing and said that Mike had committed aggravated assault. I knew nothing about an aggravated assault until I found a State v Cochran case on the web concerning Mike appealing a fight he had outside a bar on Oct. 4, 1979, his 23rd birthday. The information in the appeal said assault not aggravated assault. I looked up the difference between aggravated assault v assault and it stated that assault or simple assault is when a person has clear intent to commit an assault against another person. And aggravated assault refers to a situation in which a person attempted to inflict serious injury without regard for the life or well-being of the victim. The information from Mike's appeal states assault. So why did Maureen Williams report to the public that Mike committed aggravated assault?  I had thought the bonds were for Mike's arrest for the March 1980 drug charge but it was for a fight in a bar that Cox was using to take our home.